Ivan Ivarson (1900 – 1939) Sweden

Ivan Ivarson was a Swedish artist who studied under Tor Bjurström at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg from 1922 to 1925.

He never became well known during his lifetime other than in small circles, but today he is considered to be one of Sweden's foremost Colorists. Ivarson was mainly active in Gothenburg and Bohuslän and is considered to be one of the Gothenburg Colorists.

Ivarsson’s intense and intimate color language with quick, broad and form-shaping brushstrokes is the hallmark of his work. His enthusiasm for color can perhaps be best summarized by his quote “I would like to eat color,” which he allegedly actually said. His motifs were primarily landscapes and flower themes were particularly recurrent.

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